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Monica A. Coleman gives 2012 Williams Institute Lectures at Methodist Theological School of Ohio on “Interreligious Outsiders” February 28-29. Two lectures: one on multiple religious belonging, and one on transreligious spirituality. Meet me there to learn more. Read more about... Read more →
On December 1, 2011 the full professors of Claremont School of Theology rendered a unanimous vote to recommend that the Board of Trustees award me tenure. In the academic world, tenure is a significant accomplishment to which many aspire... Read more →
“Life is robbery.” I re-read this Alfred North Whitehead quotation to my students in the last weeks as we read through Adventures of Ideas. We were taking a welcome break from the philosophically demanding Process and Reality. I explained that... Read more →
Monica A. Coleman talks about religious pluralism and Jesus with Homebrewed Christianity.
I now wonder what might have happened if I had ever heard a minister preach about mental health. What would I have thought if we had prayed for people living with depressions, schizophrenias, or borderline personality disorders like we prayed... Read more →
I know that men wrote the Bible. That’s no surprise to anyone who has had a brush with feminism or biblical scholarship. But there are times when one is more aware of this than at other times. As I mourn... Read more →
I wanted to be pregnant if only for the possibility of helpful hormones. “Pregnancy is great for some women with depression,” my psychiatrist says. “The hormones can help.” I think of my women friends with depression who tell me... Read more →
I grew up in a state of unionized workers. My mother was in a teachers’ union. My father worked for one of the “Big Three” automakers and UAW is an acronym every Michigander knows. Every year, there were talks... Read more →
A lot of religions consider blood to be an appropriate sacrifice to God or gods. Kill the fatted lamb, say scriptures in the Hebrew Bible. Lay the ram on the altar – instead of your son, God tells... Read more →